Game Modes are options which apply a set of rules to a match of Dota 2. They can be used to vary the style of hero selection, hero availability, and gameplay. A match can only have one style of Hero Picking. Players may also swap heroes with team mates after picking, during the time before lane creeps spawn. Every day 12 heroes are randomly selected.
It is the first game supported by ggCircuit in conjunction with Steam. Once your Steam account is linked and your profile is publicly available, ggCircuit will begin tracking all of your matches and match stats while you play at your LAN center. Depending on the type of game you play and what you do in match this could earn you extra in-game points beyond your 60 per hour. The Dota 2 standings below show global competition stats for all ggCircuit players. You can also filter by your center to see where you stack up against your peers.
Game modes are a set of restrictions within which the game of Dota 2 can be played. Most game modes alter how heroes are picked by players. There are also some novelty modes that allow 1v1 play, or give a player a new hero every time they die, for example.